Entry Level Jobs – Office Assistant – Insectary Technician at Abt Associates

Organization: Abt Associates
Project Name:  Uganda IRS Project Phase II
Funding Source: United
States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Duty Station: Uganda
About Abt:
Abt Associates is an international development organization composed of
dedicated professionals who provide technical assistance, research, analysis,
and practical training services in more than 128 countries.
About USAID Project:
The USAID-funded Uganda IRS Project’s objective is to conduct an
ambitious spraying program and establish the foundation for sustainable,
effective, high-quality IRS activities.
Job Summary: The Office
Assistant Insectary Technician will support the International Health Division
in Uganda. The incumbent will be responsible for management of mosquito
insectaries for the purposes of rearing of susceptible malaria vectors (An.
gambiae s.s.) for IRS entomological monitoring/studies and research activities
as directed by the responsible officers.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Maintain and care on a daily basis the
    insectary and the animal (rabbit) house
  • Feed mosquitoes and the rabbits
  • Make sure that enough susceptible
    mosquitoes are available for entomological monitoring activities whenever
  • Ensure that rabbits are readily available
    and healthy for feeding the mosquitoes
  • Guarantee that the insectary and the
    animal (rabbit) house are clean
  • Ensure at all times that there are no
    crawling, walking, flying or resting insects or spiders in the insectary
    other than larval and adult mosquitoes in cages
  • Actively monitor the correct temperature
    and relative humidity in the insectary
  • Dress, care and maintain the mosquito
  • Ensure that the towels, cages and larval
    dishes are clean
  • Ensure the availability of consumables for
    the mosquitoes and rabbits
  • Budget for and request for the necessary
    consumables for the insectary
  • Restrict the unauthorized entry of
    visitors/personnel into the insectary and animal house
  • Be available at the insectary everyday
    especially in the mornings and evenings
  • Keep the inventory and proper records of
    the insectary
  • Care for and protect the properties of the
  • Observe ethical and professional conduct
    according to the School of Entomology and Parasitology and Ministry of
    Health ethics
  • Observe confidentiality of the insectary
  • Report any challenges encountered in the
    interest of the insectary immediately to Abt Associates
  • Document any lessons learnt regarding the
    proper maintenance and functioning of the insectary
  • Should at all times not use the insectary
    or animal house for personal use or gain
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The Insectary Technician should preferably
    hold a Diploma in Entomology and Parasitology
  • A minimum of two years’ relevant
    experience in insectary management and related entomology activities
  • Possess the ability to take initiative,
    make appropriate decisions and manage insectary effectively
  • Advanced written and oral skills in
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join Abt
Associates’ USAID Project should Apply Online by visiting their e-recruitment
portal below.
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